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Official Photographei- 

CLASSES OF 1924 to 1940 

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Patron and Patroness List 8 

Echo Staff 9 

Faculty . i . ■. 10 

Graduation Program i 11 

Class Song- 11 

Class of 1940 12 

Class Mirrors . . 13 

Girls' Gifts . .' 22 

Boys' Gifts 24 

Statistics 26 

Class Will 27 

Class Prophecy 29 

Class History 32 

French Club 34 

Student Government 35 

Pro Merito 36 

Senior Dramatics 37 

Junior Dramatics 38 

Minstrel Show 39 

Glee Club 40 

Orchestra 41 

Debating Club 42 

Girls' Hockey 43 

Football 44 

Golf 45 

Tennis 46 

Baseball 47 

Cross Country 48 

Track 49 

Class of 1941 50 

Class of 1942 51 

Class of 1943 52 



Miss Margaret A. Ahearn 

Mr. and Mrs. Richard N. Anketell 
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas R. Bailey 
Mrs. William Banks 

Miss Eleanor F. Blagdon 

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bolster 
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Capen 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Carpenter 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Chase 
Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Cobb 
Mr. and Mrs. Burr C. Copley 
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Crowd 
Mr. and Mrs. G. Ivison Dana 
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Dardano 

Mr. and Mrs. Frank A. Davenport 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilfred E. Dings 

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Donovan 
Mrs. Estelle F. Fitzpatrick 

Mr. and Mrs. Joseph J. Flanagan 
Mr. and Mrs. William H. Galvin 
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Gavigan 

Mr. and Mrs. Clarence M. Gibney 
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Gelpke 
Mr. and Mrs. Harry S. Graham 
P*Ir. and Mrs. John Graham 

Mr. and Mrs. Arthur R. Haynes 
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Hiltz 
Mr. and Mrs. Angelo C. Johnson 
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Keefe 
Mr. and Mrs. Wilder E. Kelle 
Miss Lucille L. Lamoureux 
Miss Mary A. Leary 

Miss Katherine G. Lyons 

Mrs. John MacDonald 

Mr. and Mrs. Douglas S. Mackiernan 
Miss Rita F. Mahoney 

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Mann 
Mr. and Mrs. Daniel L Murphy 
Mr. and Mrs. Dominic Pacaro 
Miss Hazel M. Pease 

Mr. and Mrs. Victor Pozzo 
Mrs. Charles V. Reynolds 
Miss Claire M. Roach 
Miss Janet Robinson 
Mr. and Mrs. Maurice E. Ronayne 
Miss Virginia E. Sargent 

Mr. and Mrs. William E. Shaughnessy 
Mrs. B. M. Sawyer 
Mrs. Russell W. Shaw 

Mr. and Mrs. John F. Sheehan 
Miss Christine J. Smith 

Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Strickland 

Rev. and Mrs. Elbridge Stoneham 



8cho Staff 

Editor Phyllis Lowry, '40 

Assistant Editor Jean McEnaney, '41 

Literary Editor Robert Kellf, '41 

Assistant Literary Editor 3ERDEL Marsters, '41 

Business Manager JAMES BURGUN. '40 

Assistant Business Manager GEORGE Buttrick, '41 

Athletic Reporters .... ALFRED CROWD, '40 ; RUTH GRAHAM, '40 

Club Reporter Mary Sheehan, '40 

Senior Reporters . . . FRANK CARPENTER, '40 ; Natalie Haynes, '40 

Junior Reporters .... Donald Cobb, '41 ; Marion Kaufman, '41 

Sophomore Reporters . . WILLIAM Reynolds, '42 ; Pauline Hill, '42 

Freshman Reporters . . Esther Anderson, '43 ; Ralph Latimer. '43 

Typists Louise Archambault, '41 ; Marion Colsen. '41 

Virginia French, '41; Richard Morrison, '40 

Artists Ralph Briggs, '41; Louise Davenport, '41 

Faculty Advisor MiSS Leary 




Richard N. Anketell, Principal 

William E. Donovan 
Asst. Principal 

Eleanor F. Blagdon 

Gertrude M. Dana 

Hubert W. Dowson 

William H. Galvin 

Robert C. Gibson 
Lucille L. Lamoureux 

Mary A. Leary 
Rita F. Mahoney 
Hazel M. Pease 
Clare M. Roach 

Janet H. Robinson 

Virginia E. Sargent 

Bates, A. B. 

Boston University, Ed. M. 

University of New Hampshire, A. B. 
Boston University, Ed. M. 

Emmanuel, A. B., M. A. 

Boston University, A. B. 

Tufts, A. B.; Columbia, M. A. 

Boston College, Ph. B. 
Boston University , Ed. M. 

Boston University, B. S. in Ed. 

Regis, A. B. 

University of New Hampshire, M. A. 
Sorbonne, Degre Superieur 

Boston University, B. S. 

Boston University, B. S. 

Brown University, Ph. B. 

Boston Teachers' College, 
B. S.; Ed. M. 

Eramingham Teachers' College, 
B. S. in Ed. 

Lotvell Normal 

Boston University, A. B., A. M. 



Qracluanon "Program 

June 6, 1940 


Festival March — Mendelssohn 

Doris Josephson, Marshal 

Rev. Lonsdale Dowson 
Vocal Solo Yvonne Fitzpatrick 

"Happy Days" —' Stretezki 
Violin Obligato, Rita Johnson, '41 
Symposium Presiding Officer, Thomas E. VVhitty, President 

"Youth Faces the Future" 


Phyllis Lowry, Jean Strickland, Robert Woodman* 
Youth in Business 

Mary Johnson*, Olive Griffin, Elizabeth Shannon 
Youth in Science 

Duncan Mackiernan, Yvonne Fitzpatrick, Ann Rumrey* 
Youth in Social Movements 

Ethel Gelpke*, Marcella Ulman. William Milligan 
Youth Takes Part in Local and National Government 

Mary Sheehan*, Esther Adams, Mary Galligan 

* Represents speaker for the group. 

Saxophone Solo Mary Johnson 

"Saxophobia" — Wiedoeft 
Accompanied by Carolyn Sawyer 


Pro Merito 

Washington Franklin Medal 
Hemenway Prize 
Service Medal 

Good Citizenship Pilgrim Pin — Gift of D. A. R. 
The Reader's Digest Award 

Symposium Awards — Gift of Parent-Teacher Association 
Presentation oT Diplomas 

Mr. John P. Chase, Chairman School Committee 
Class Song Words by Mary Johnson, Mary Sheehan 

Tune: "Where Else But Here" by Sigmund Romberg 


Mary Johnson and Mary Sheehan 


The day we've longed for. 

At last is with us. 

And we're parting from school. 

We do not know 

Just how to greet it, 

Shall it be tears or smiles? 

Though many will follow 

us, as many have past. 

They'll never love — 

AJb we've loved — 

Our Canton High. 


We'll face the world 

With all its troubles, 

But we'll all see it through. 

We'll miss the teachers 

And all their scoldings 

On the long road through life. 

As knowledge and truth 

Shall light our way to success, 

We'll give out last fare-thee-well to 

Canton High School. 


Class of 1940 

*Whitty, Thomas Edward, Pres. 

*Sawyer, Caroline Augusta, 


*Sheehan, Mary Helen, Secretary 
Brown, James Augustus, Treas. 
Ammendolia, Anthony Joseph 
Adams, Esther Veronica 
Adams, William Stanislaus 
Burgun, James Anthony 
Carpenter, Francis Wyman, Jr. 
Copley, John Robinson 
Crowd, Alfred 

*Dardano, Rosa Elizabeth 
Eardley, Arnold George 
Farrell, James Joseph 
Fitzpatrick, E. Yvonne 

*Galligan, Mary Margaret 

*Gelpke, Ethel Louise 
Graham, John Joseph 

*Gi'aham, Ruth Elizabeth 
Griffin, Olive Julia 
Griffin, Thomas Edward 
Guerrin, Dorothy Mary 
Hallett, Joseph William 
Harlfinger, Everett Davis 
Haynes, Natalie 

*Hiltz, Ruth Elizabeth 

*Johnson, Mary Helen 
Keleher, Paul Edward 
Kelley, Loren 
Lowry, Madeline Ruth 

*Lowry, Phyllis Arlene 

Mackiernan, Duncan Winchester 
MacLeod, Richard 
McDermott, Dorothy Ann 
McDougall, Ruth 
McGrath, Anna Elizabeth 
Milligan, William Bernard 
Morrell, Eleanor 

*Morrison, Richard William 
Murphy, Rose Marie 
Pavadore, Anthony Philip 
Pesaturo, Joan Elizabeth 
Porcaro, Carmine Philip 
Pozzo, Gloria 

"^Priluck, Dorothy 
Reynolds, Albert 
Ronayne, Anne Patricia 

*Rumrey, Anne Sawyer 
Sarra, Peter Richard 
** Sawyer, June 

*Shannon, Elizabeth Ann 
Simons^ William 
Stone, Shirley Antoinette 
Strickland, Jean 
Sullivan, Kathleen Agnes 
Sweetman, Arthur L. 
Ulman, Marcella Rita 
**Waterfield, Ruth 
Wilson, Auldice Mary 
Woodman, Robert Willard 

*** High Honor and Pro Merito 
'* '' Honor and Pro Merito 
* Honor 


Whitty, Thomas Edward "Hacker'' 

AMBITION: Iceman at the North Pole 

Class president 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Captain 4; Baseball 
2, 3, 4; Hofkey 4; Vice President 8; Treasurer 1; Junior 
Prom Orchestra Committee 3; Choral Singing 3; Stage 
Manager Senior Play 4; Minstrel Show 3; Ticket Com- 
mittee of Boxing-Wrestling Show 3, 4; General Man- 
ager Magazine Drive 4; Traffic Squad 4. 

Sawyer, Caroline Augusta "Cal" 

AMBITION: To be successful in the Business World. 

Vice President 4; Orchestra 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, .;, 
4; Hockey 1; Pro Merito 3; Secretary 1; Traffic Squad 
4; Choral Singing 1; Minstrel Show 4. 

Burgun, James Anthony "Jim" 

AMBITION: Business man 

Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Boxing-Wrestling 3, 4; Football 1: 
Minstrel Show 4; Baseball 2, 3; Senior Play 4; French 
Club 1; Hockey 4; Basketball 3; Secretary 3; Class 
Prophecy 4; Student Council 1; Treasurer 4; Dancing 
1, 2; Echo 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Ring Committee '■'>; 
Glee Club 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Dramatics 4. 

Sheehan, Mary Helen 
AMBITION: To succeed 

Pro Merito 3; Class Secretary 4; Echo Staff 4; Senim 
Dance Committee 4; Benefit Show Committee 4; 
Senior Play Usher 4; Cheerleader 4; Glee Club 1, 4; 
French Club 4; Debating Club 4; Symposium 4; Co- 
Chairman A. A. Banquet Committee 4; Class Song 4; 
Class Statistician 4; Minstrel Show Cast 4; Senior 
Minstrel Show Committee 4; Student Government 3; 
Junior Prom Committee 3; Dramatic Club 3; Magazine 
Drive Committee 3; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Choral Singing 2; 
Knitting Club 1 ; Savings Bank Life Insurance Essa\' 
Winner 1. 

Adams, Esther Veronica "Red" 

AMBITION: Dental Hygienist 

Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheerleader 4; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Glee 
Club 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Orchestra 4; Knitting 1: 
Senior Class Minstrel Show 4; Chairman of Food Sale 
3; Senior Dance Committee 4; A. A. Banquet Min- 
strel Show 4; Dramatics 3; Symposium 4. 

Adams, William Stanislaus "Stan" 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 2, 4; Golf 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 3; Hockey 4; Track 1, 2; Traffic Squad 4; Minstrel 
Show 4. 

Ammendolia, Anthony Joseph • "Tonv" 

AMBITION: Music Composer 

Senior Play 4; Dramatics 1, 4; Student Council 3; 
Junior Prom Committee 3; Graduation Usher 3; De- 
bating Society 3; Football Ticket Collector 3; Glee Club 
3; Class Treasurer 2; Choral Singing 2; A. A. Collecto?- 
2; Animal Poster First Prize Winner 4. 



Brown, James Augustus "Jim" 
AMBITION: President 

Baseball 3, 4; Football 1, 4; Basketball 3; Senior Dance 
Committee 4; Hockey 4. 

Carpenter, Jr., Frank Wyman 

Dramatics 4; Senior Play 4; Echo 4; Minstrel Show 4; 
Junior Prom Committee 3; Student Council 4; Gradu- 
ation Usher 3; Traffic Squad 4; A. A. Collector 4; Foot- 
ball Ticket Collector 4; Boys' Gifts 4; Aviation Essay 
Winner 4; Senior Dance Committee 4; Entered Canton 
High Sophomore year from Hyde Park High School. 

Copley, John 

Football Adv.; Senior Dance Adv. 

Crowd, Alfred "Alfie" 

AMBITION: Tree Surgeon 

Metal Club 1; Baseball 1; Manager of Football 4; Track 
3; Captain Hockey 4; Baseball Manager 4; Captain of 
Traffic Squad 4; Choral Singing 2; Boxing-Wrestling 
2, 3, 4; Dancing 1; Band 3, 4; Airplane Club 3. 

Dardano, Rosa Elizabeth 

AMBITION: Secretary 

Glee Club 1; Pro Merito 3; Senior Dance Committee 4; 
Dancing 1. 

Farrell, James Joseph 
AMBITION: School teacher 

Golf 3, 4; Swinmiing 1; Football 2, 3, 
Fitzpatrick, Estelle Yvonne 




Choral Singing 1, 2; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Social Committee 
1; French Club 1; Ancient History Club 1; Dramatics 
3, 4; Pro-m Committee 3; Senior and A. A. Minstrel 
Show 4; Traffic Squad 4; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Senior Play 
Tickets 4. 


Flower, Marionne Ruth 


AMBITION: To be a success 

Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Dramatics 4; Min- 
strel Show 3; Ticket Committee 4; Senior Play 4: 
Dancing 2. 

AMBITION: To succeed 

Pro Merito 3; A. A. President 4; Senior Dance Com- 
mittee 4; Benefit Show Committee 4; Senior Play Usher 
4; Toastmistress A. A. Banquet 4; Cheerleader 4; Min- 
strel Show Cast 4; Senior Minstrel Show Tickets 4; 
Junior Prom Committee 3; Dancing 1, 2; Choral Sing- 
2; Knitting Club 1; Hockey 1, 2; Boxing and Wrestling 
Show Tickets 4; Food Sale Committee 3; Chairman 
Ways and Means Committee 4; Symposium 4. 

Gelpke, Ethel Louise 

AMBITION: Dietitian 

Student Government 1, 2, 3, 4; Vice President 3; Presi- 
dent 4; Pro Merito 3; Secretary 1; Treasurer 3; Echo 
Staff 2, 3; Traflk 4; Senior Play 4; Class History 4; 
Ways and Means Committee 4; Ticket Committee for 
Benefit Movie 4; Ticket Committee for Senior Dance 4; 
A. A. Banquet Committee 4; Ticket Committee for 
Senior Minstrel Show 4; Glee Club 2, 3; Choral Singing 
2; Liteiary Club 1; Essay Prize 1; Noiwood Free Press 
Reporter 2; Magazine Drive 2; Ring Committee 3; 
Junior Prom Advertising Committee 3; Dramatics 4; 
Symposium 4; A. A. Ticket Collector 1, 4. 

Gibson, Dorothy Marie "Dottie" 
AMBITION: Motorcycle Driver 

Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Field Hockey 1. 

Graham, John Joseph "Jackie" 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 3, 4; Golf 1, 2, 3, 4; Basket- 
ball 3; Hockey 4; Track 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Student 
Council 4; Choral Singing 2; Boxing and Wrestling 
Show 4; Ticket Committee Senior Dance 4; Minstrel 
Show 4; Dancing Class 1, 2; Boys' Gifts 4; Rifle Cluh 1. 

Graham, Paith Elizabeth "Hacker" 
AMBITION: To be a success 

Dancing 1, 2; Glee Club 1; Student Government 1; 
Knitting Club 1; Hockey 1; Food Sale Committee 2; 
A. A. Collector 2; Ring Committee 3; Food Sale Com- 
mittee 3; Advertising Conmiittee Junior Prom 3; Ticket 
Committee Senior Dance 4; Cheerleader 4; Ways and 
Means Committee 4; Echo 4; Advertising Senior Play 
4; Senior Benefit Show Committee 4; A. A. Minstrel 
Show 4. 

AMBITION: Success 

Glee Club 1; Knitting Club 1; Dancing 1, 2; Secretary 
2; Food Sale Committee 3; Junior Prom Invitation 
Committee 3; Head Cheerleader 4; Senior Play Ticket 
Committee 4; Senior Dance Committee 4; Senior Play 
Usher 4; Senior Benefit Show Committee 4; Boxing 
and Wrestling Show Ticket Committee 4; Minstrel Show 
Cast 4; Echo 3; Girls' Gifts 4; Symposium 4; Senior 
Minstrel Show Ticket Committee 4; Secretary A. A. 4; 
Senior Minstrel Show Cast 4; First Prize Winner of 
Animal Poster Contest 4. 

Galligan, Mary Margaret 


Griffin, Olive Julia 



Griffin, Thomas Edward "Tommy" 

Metal Club 1; Sports Club 1; Track 1, 2; Basketball 1, 
2; Baseball 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Rifle Club 1; Boxing 
and Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4. 

Guerrin, Dorothy Mary "Dot" 

AMBITION: To never make an enemy 

Dramatics 3, 4; Cheerleader 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; Min- 
strel Show Cast 3, 4; Debating Club 3; Traffic Squad 4; 
Senior Play Cast 4; Red Cross Representative 4; Junior 
Prom Orchestra Committee 3; Girls' Gifts 4; Dancing 
3; Entered Canton High during Junior Year. 

Hallett. Joseph William "Joe" 

Traffic Squad 4; Hockev Team 4; Metal Club 1; Danc- 
ing 1, 2. 

Harlfinger, Everett Davis "Six-foot" 

AMBITION: Electrician 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Metal Club 1; Track 3; Basketball 

2, 3; Choral Singing 2; Boxing and Wrestling 4; Senior 
Prom Committee 4; Senior Play Stage Manager 4: 
Minstrel Show 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Student Council 

3, 4; Aviation Club 3. 

Haynes, Natalie "Nat" 

Glee Club 1, 3; Choral Singing 2; Junior Prom Com- 
mittee 3; Echo 4; Knitting Club 2; Senior Play Usher 
4; Ticket Collector at Football Games 4; A. A. Collector 
4; Dramatics 3, 4; Minstrel Show Committee 4; Senior 
Dance Committee 4; Dancing 1; A. A. Banquet Com- 
mittee 3; Class History 4; Student Government 4; Ring 
Committee 3; Food Sale Committee 3. 

Hiltz, Ruth Elizabeth 

Pro Merito 3; Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Dramatics 3; Knitting 
Club 1; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Minstrel Show 4; Senior Play 
Usher 4; Cheerleader. 

Johnson, Mary Helen "Johnny" 
AMBITION: Dental Hygenist 

Orchestra 1, 2, 4; Choral Singing 3; Glee Club 4; Min- 
strel Show Cast 4; Junior Food Sale Committee 3; 
Senior Dance Committee 4; A. A. Banquet Committee 
4; Junior Prom Committee 3; Cheerleader 4; French 
Club 4; Class Song 4; Class Statistician 4; Senior Min- 
strel Show Committee 4; Dramatic Club 3; Symposium 


Kelleher, Paul Edward "Sparky" 


Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Football 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3; 
Hockey 4; Boxing and Wrestling 2; Choral Singing 2. 

ivellv, Loren "Hinkey" 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Golf 3, 4; Hockey 4; Minstrel Show 
Cast 3, 4; Boxing and Wrestling Show 3; Basketball 3; 
Choral Singing; Metal Club. 

Lowry, Madeline Ruth 


Choral Singing 2; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Junior Prom Com- 
mittee 3; Dramatic Club 3, 4. 

Lowry, Phyllis Arlene "Fifii" 
AMBITION: Surgical Nurse 

Dancing 1; Literary Club 1; Glee Club 2, 3; Choral 
Singing 2; Editor of Echo 4; Echo Reporter 3; Junior 
Prom Committee 3; Senior Play Usher 4; Senior Play 
Publicity Committee 4; A. A. Collector 4; Dramatics 3, 
4; Symposium 4; Class Prophecy. 4; Essay Contest 
Winner 1; Traific Squad 4; A. A. Banquet Committee 
4; Pro Merito 3. 

MacKiernan, Duncan Winchester "Dune" 
AMBITION: Physicist 

Science Club 1; Graduation Usher 3; Stage Manager 
Senior Play 4; Science Fair Exhibit 4. 

MacLeod, Richard "Dick" 

AMBITION: Ice man 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 2, 3, 
4; Manager Hockey 4; Choral Singing 2; Boxing and 
Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Metal Club 1; Minstrel Show 3, 4; 
Senior Play Committee 4; Track 4. 

McDermott, Dorothy Ann 
AMBITION: Successful 

Choral Singing 3; Hockey 1; Dancing 1. 



McDoug-all, Ruth "Ruthie" 

Glee Club 1, 2, 4; Knitting Club 1; Dramatics 4; Danc- 
ing 1, 2; Junior Prom Committee (decorating) 3; Min- 
strel Show 4; Senior Dance Commitee (publicity) 4; 
Usher Minstrel Show 3; Arts and Crafts 2; Senior 
Play 4. 

McGrath, Anna Elizabeth "Mac" 
AMBITION: To be successful 

Decoration Committee 4; Senior Dance Committee 4; 
Entered Canton High Senior year from St. John's. 

Milligan, WilHam Bernard "Bud" 

AMBITION: To be successful and happy 

Dramatics 4; Senior Play 4; Glee Club 1, 4; Decoration 
Committee for Junior Prom 3; Assistant Football Man- 
ager 2; Choral Singing 2; A. A. Collector 4; Dancing 
3, 4. 

Morrell, Eleanor Natalie "Blue Eyes" 


Glee Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Hockey 1; Knitting 1; Dramatics 
4; Dancing 1; Minstrel Show 4; Usher Senior Play 4; 
Arts and Crafts 2. 

Morrison, Richard William "Dick" 
AMBITION: Stenographer 

Choral Singing 1; Senior Minstrel Show Committee 4; 
Junior Prom Committee 3; Usher at Graduation 3; Arts 
and Crafts 2; Senior Play Committee 4; Echo Staff 4; 
Ring Committee 3; Benefit Show Committee 3; Avia- 
tion Club 1; Dancing 3; Food Sale Committee 3; Ticket 
Seller 3; A. A. Banquet Committee 4, Ticket Com- 
mittee 3. 

Murphy, Rose Marie 
AMBITION: Successful 

Knitting 1; Dancing 1, 2; Junior Proin Committee 3; 
Dramatics 4; Minstrel Show Committee 4; Senior Play 
Cast 4; Glee Club 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Senior Dance 
Committee 4. 

Pavadore, Anthony Philip "Tony" 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Track 2; Choral Singing 2; Boxing 
and Wrestling 1, 2, 3, 4; Minstrel Show 3, 4; Senior 
Dance 4; Metal Club 1; Asst. Manager Basketball 4; 
Basketball 2, 3; Hockey 4. 



Pesaturo, Joan Elizabeth 

Entered Canton High during- Senior year. 

Porcaro, Carmine Philip 
AMBITION: Success 

Science Club 2; Graduation Usher 3; Magazine Drive 
Committee 2; Arts and Craft Club 2; Choral Singing 2; 
Orchestra Committee 4; Dancing 1. 

Pozzo, Gloria Laura 

Choral Singing 1. 

Priluck, Dorothy "Dot" 
AMBITION: Secretary 

Dramatics 4; Glee Club 4; Food Sale 3; Choral Singing 
2; Knitting 1; Glee Club 3. 

Reynolds, Albert "Penny" 

Class President 2; Choral Singing 2; Basketball 1, 3; 
Football 1; Baseball 1, 2, 3, 4; Golf 2, 3, 4; Co-Captain 
3; Captain 4; A. A. Ticket Seller 2. 

Ronayne, Anne Patricia 

Transferred from St. John's; Senior Dance Committee 4. 

Rumrey, Anne Sawyer 

Traffic Squad 4; Hockey 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; 
Orchestra 2, 3; Senior Dance Orchestra Committee 4; 
Senior Play 4; Dramatics 4. 



Sarra, Peter Pdchard "Sam" 

Football 1, 2, 3, 4; Basketball 3; Track 1, 2, 3, 4; Cap- 
tain of Track 4; Orchestra 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 2, 3, 4; 
Student Council 2; Class President 3; Senior Dance 
Committee 4; Senior Play Committee 4; Boxing and 
Wrestling Show 2, 3, 4. 

Sawyer, June 

Knitting Club I; Choral Singing 2; Glee Club 3; Pro 
Merito 3; Senior Play Prompter 4. 

Shannon, Elizabeth Ann "Betty" 
Knitting 1; Dancing 1, 2, 3; Choral Singing 2; Glee 
Club 3, 4; Junior Prom Ticket Committee 3; Senior 
Dance Committee 4; Minstrel Show Committee 4; 
Senior Play Cast 4, Di-amatics 3, 4; Arts and Crafts 
Club 1; Symposium 4. 

Stone, Shirley Antoinette 


Knitting Club 1; Choral Singing 2; A. A. Ticket Seller 
2; Dancing 3; Senior Play Usher 4; Pro Merito 3. 

Strickland, Jean 
AMBITION: Success 

Literary Club 1; Glee Club 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; 
Hockey 2, 3; Manager 4; Junior Prom Committee 3; 
Senior Play Usher 4; Senior Play Committee 4; Class 
Will 4; Ticket Seller A. A. 4; Knitting Club 2; Minstrel 
Show Committee 4; Dancing 1; Symposium 4. 

Sullivan, Kathleen Agnes "Kay" 
AMBITION: Nurse-Surgeon 

Entered Canton High in September 1940 from George 
Washington High School, New York City. Field 
Hockey 4; A. A. Banquet 4; Usher at Senior Play 4; 
Minstrel Show Ticket Collector 4; Glee Club 4; Dra- 
matics 4. 

Sweetman, Arthur 
AMBITION: Engineer 

Metal Club 1; Choral Singing 2; 

Baseball 3; Hockey 4. 


Ulman, Marcella Rita "Lola" 

AMHITION: Always to make friends instead of enemies. 
Hocke> 1, 2, 3, 4; Choral Singing 2; Knitting Club 1; 
Chairman of Orchestra Committee for Junior Prom 3: 
Dramatics 1, 3, 4; Advertising Committee Senior 
Dance 4; Ticket Collector Senior Play 4; Food Sale 
Committee 3; Secretary of Dramatic Club 3; Magazine 
Drive Committee 2. 

Waterfield, Paith 

Hockey 1, 2, 3, 4; Captain 4; Traffic Squad 4; Lunch 
Room 4; Pro Merito 3; Prom Committee 3; Knitting 
Club 2; Glee Club 2; Choral Singing; A. A. Ticket Col- 
lector 4. 

Whidden, Bernard 

Transferred from Hyde Park High. 

Wilson, Auldice Mae "Wee Willie" 


Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Art Club 1; Choral Singing 2; Senior 
Play Usher 4; Minstrel Show Ticket Collector 4; A. A. 
Banquet 4; jjramatics 3, 4; Traffic Squad 4; Senior Play 
Committee 4; Treasurer of Dramatic Club 3; Report- 
er 2. 

Woodman, Robert Willard "Chic" 

AMBITION: Lead a Hillbilly Band, and be a harmonica 

Dramatics 4; Senior Play 4; Glee Club 1, 3, 4; Minstrel 
Show 4; Choral Singing 2; Orchestra 3; Dancing Class 
1, 2, 3. 

Eardlev, Arnold George "Finnigon" 


Glee Club 4; Entered Canton High during Senior year. 

Veiga, Joseph Francis "Joe" 



QirW Qifts 

Esther Adams — Merrv-go-round Dorothy Guerrin — Dancing Shoes 

To Esther goes this Merry-go- To "Dot" our graceful Jitterbug 

round, We give this pair of shoes 

'Cause she's so full of cheers ; And yrith them she'll dance right 
Here's hoping that she'll stay that in the heart 

way Of anyone she does choose. 
As days roll into years. 

Rosa Dardano — Horn 

To Rosa we give this little horn 
As we know she is quiet and shy 
And when she blows a very sweet 

We'll know she is somewhere by. 

Yvonne Fitzpatrick — Pencils 
To Yvonne we give these pencils 
Yellow, green and blue. 
And, if ever again she borrows 
That day she's sure to rue I 

Marionne Flower — Sewing Basket 
To Marionne we give this basket 
Filled with threads of different hue 
We hope it will not be her casket 
When she meets a boy marked 
"For You." 

Mary Galligan — Stilts 

This pair of stilts 1 give to you 
I trust you'll think they're dandy 
To carry you "Where 'ere you go 
And someday they'll come in handy. 

Ethel Gelpke — Alarm Clock 
To Ethel, we'd like to give 
A forty-eight hour day. 
But instead here is an alarm clock 
To get her up and on her way. 

Natalie Haynes — Book of Witticisms 
To Natalie, who's contagious laugh 
Has filled many a heart with glee, 
We give this book of Witticisms 
So laughing she'll always be. 

■Ruth Hiltz — Roller Skates 

A pair of roller skates for Ruth 
To ease the weary stress 
Of riding home from Norwood town 
In gallant Dick's Express. 

Mary Johnson — Baton 

To Mary goes this little stick 
And with it crowds she'll lure 
An then we'll all be saying, 
"I used to go to school with her." 

Madeline Lowry — First Aid Kit 
To Madeline we give a kit 
And hope she will value it, 
To aid her in her chosen work 
From which she'll never, never 

Phyllis Lowry — Pair of Shoes 
This pair of shoes like Cinderella's 
Have a magic power 
And when you have them on your 

Thev really seem much smaller. 

Ruth Graham — Golf Club Dorothy McDermott — 

Our gift to Ruth is this Golf Club Package of Gum 

And as round the links she roams To Dot we give this pack of gum 
We hope she'll make a hole in one To add to her collection. 
And bring the "Highest Honors" But don't let Mr. Galvm see, 
home. Or he'll put you on Detention. 

Olive Griffin — Saddle 

To Olive, we give this saddle 
All wrapper in western style, 
So now when she gets lonely 
She can go out, and ride awhile. 

Ruth McDougall — Ice Cream Cone 
Ruth doesn't care for Canton lads. 
We gather from various yarns, 
It seems her heart is all wrapped up 
In the Neponset Valley Farms. 



Anna McGrath — Fan 

Anna is so very meek 
She dislikes fame of any kind 
Perhaps this little fan is needed 
For her to hide behind. 

Caroline Sawyer — "Billy Goat" 

Caroline, here's a little goat 
A gift you may think silly, 
But when misfortune comes your 

You can turn to "Billy." 

Eleanor Morrell — Man 

To Eleanor, who fills the school'^"'^^ Sawyer 

Book of Games 

with laughter, 
Eleanor, who gets what she goes 

Eleanor, who is a true friend ever, 
May life with him be fair forever. 

Rose Murphy — Gun 

To Rose, we give this little gun 

To fire when she's around. 

For although we think her quite 

"the tops," 
She's got to make some sound! 

Joan Pesatu]-o — Key 

Since you're familiar with all keys 
We give you this key to a heart 
And we are sure that once you get 

You will play a leading part. 

Gloria Pozzo — Car 

To Gloria we give this car 
For she does love to roam 
We hope she will not venture far 
But always will reach home. 

Dorothy Priluck — Medal 

To Dot Priluck, who's ability 
To sell ads, is unsurpassed, 
We present her with a medal 
For the best salesman in our class ! 

To June, our little "gamester," 
We give this book of games to play 
So whenever she goes to a party 
She's sure to make it gay. 

Betty Shannon — Date-Book 

To Betty goes this date-book 
All new and shiny bright 
It won't be long, we wager, 
'Til she'll be filling in each night. 

Mary Sheehan — Bike 

To Mary, who's so versatile, 
We give this brand new bike, 
So now whene'er she strays from 

She will not have to hike. 

Shirley Stone — Readers Digest 

To Shirley goes this little book 
Readers Digest is its name 
So keep up with "affairs of state" 
For it may lead to fame. 

Jean Strickland — Bike 

To Jean we give this bike 
When "Whitty" she wants to see, 
To save her from that long long 

That would otherwise be. 

Anne Ronayne — Road Map 

To Anne we give this map 
With Stoughton clearly mai-ked 
Hoping it will help her find 
The one who she left behind. 

Ann Rumrey — Aeroplane 

An areoplane we give to Anne 
So in it she can fly 
And hope that if she ever falls 
It won't be up too high. 

Kay Sullivan — Water-can 

To Kay we give this water can 
To help Auldice every morn ; 
For, two pals should stick together, 
Am I right, or am 1 wrong? 

Marcella Ulman — Book 

To Marcella we give this book 
To help her choose her work. 
And hope 'twill prove of use to her, 
When she is hard at work. 


Ruth Waterfield — Make-up Kit 
If Ruth would use this make-up kit 
How surprised her friends would 

For: although she's quite a pretty 

It's natural, you see. 

Lildice Wilson — Package of Seeds 
To Auldice, we gladly give 
This package full of seeds, 
And, as one farmer to another 
"Don't fergit to pull them weeds!" 

D. Guerrin, '40 
0. Griffin, '40 


William Adams — Knife 
"Billie" gets a jackknife. 
To whittle down his score. 
For when he's at the golf links 
Boy! You should see it soar! 

Arnold Eardley — Shears 

These shears belong to Eardley 
To shorten up his tales, 
He can make a few grains of salt 
Sound like a school of whales. 

Anthony Ammendolia — Summons 
"Tony" is quite a driver. 
He goes so fast through town. 
We thought a little summons 
Might help to slow him down. 

James Farrell — Car 
"Jimmie" has a license. 
In case you didn't know, 
Call him morning, noon, or night — 
He'll gladly give a tow. 

James Brown — Curling Iron 
"Jim" is quite a dapper. 
Come, now, put in that curl. 
You'll have to look just perfect, 
If you want to keep your girl. 

John Graham — Badge 

Jackie wants to be a "cop," 
We hope he will succeed. 
Here's a bright new badge to flash, 
In case vou find the need ! 

James Burgun — Watch 
"Jim" is our star runner — 
He's always set for race. 
Use this gold time-ticker 
To help you set your pace ! 

Thomas Griffin — Medal 
If you are ever swimming. 
And frightened you should grow. 
Call Lifesaver "Griff" Weismuller, 
And watch the danger go! 

Frank Carpenter — Airplane 
Isn't this plane a beauty? 
Fly until it stops, 
Better take a parachute — 
They make much safer drops. 

John Copley — Key 

You have tried so hard to win 
A Sharon maiden's heart. 
Here's a bright new shining key — 
Well, boy, there's a start! 

Alfred Crowd — Trumpet 
A trumpet fine for "Alfie," 
But friends, we have one fear. 
The music may go "round and 

And f.nally come out here. 

Joseph Hallett — Bicycle 
Ponkapoag, we do believe. 
Is really quite a hike. 
So when you go down that "Way,' 

Joe — 
Why not ride this bike? 

Everett Harlfinger — Rules 

"Six" is our tall classmate — 
- We all agree, that's right. 
To him we give a ruler. 
To keep track of his great height. 

Paul Keleher — Wings 

A pair of wings for "Sparky," 
He is our baseball ace. 
Use these when you are flying 
From base, to base, to base. 

T) H E E C H 

Loren Kelly 


Take a peek in the looking glass, 
Now aren't those curls so sweet? 
No wonder all the lassies sigh, 
When "Hink" walks down the 

Duncan Mackiernan — Bulb 
Don't try to plant this, Duncan 
In your family flower bed. 
It's to help you find your way clear 
As you march on ahead. 

Richard McLeod — Pins 
"Dick" is quite a pin boy. 
He always sets them right — 
He can't forget his duties. 
If he keeps these in sight. 

William Milligan — Car 
"Bud" gets a little motor ! 
Have no fear of a flood ! 
Because this little vehicle. 
Will go through any mud. 

Richard Morrison — Pad and Pencil 
A happy office worker — 
That's what he is to us. 
Jot down all your reminders — 
Then there will be no fuss. 

Anthony Pavadore — Engine 
A diesel engine, "Tony," 
It's broken — can you fix ? 
What a foolish question — 
He'll find just how it ticks ! 

Carmine Porcaro — Tie 
What a lovely present! 
Don't you just love bright ties? 
We picked this out on purpose. 
For those great big brown eyes ! 

Albert Reynolds — Golf Ball 

When "Penny's" on the golf links. 
He always calls out — "Fore," 
If you don't believe he means it, 
Take a good look at his score. 

Richard Sarra — Pair of Shoes 
Ye5, Sir! sho3S for Sarra! 
He's such a great speed king — 
We hope some day that we will read 
That he is King of Swing! 

Arthur Sweetman — Yeast Cake 
Arthur's quite a little man. 
We'd call him "Baby Size," 
Take this little yeast cake ! 
We'd like to see you rise. 

William Simons — Hoodsie 

"Billie" is the champ, we hear, 
From down the lunch room way, 
When it comes to eating HOODSIES 
Did he ever miss a day ? 

Joseph Veiga — Sieve .' • 
Joe is quite a reader 
Of all detective books. 
This little gift may help him 
To separate "cops" from crooks. 

Thomas Whitty — Bat 

"Hacker" too, plays baseball. 
Is likewise quite a star — 
When he connects, with pleasure, 
Does that ball travel far! 

. 'r 

Robert Woodman — Harmonica' 
"Chick," take this gift we give you, 
It's something you can use. 
Come! strike us up a merry tune ^, 
And cast away our blues! ,, , ■' 

Bernard Whidden — Map 
"Sandy" gets a road map. 
To keep inside his car. 
To help him keep his bearings. 
In case he travels far. 

J. Graham, '40 
F. Carpenter, '40 




Time: 1945 

Occasion: Reunion of the Class of 1940. 

Taking a glance over the Echo of 1940, many happv memories have 
been brought back. 

How can anyone of us ever forget the Senior Class Play "Leave It To 
Mother," with Betty Shannon and Bud Milligan taking off top honors 
as best actress and actor. 

As you remember, Ethel Gelpke and Jimmy Burgun were voted the 
most attractive couple of our class and they are still holding true to their 

Cai-olyn Sawyer, Mary Johnson, Tony Ammendolia and Sam Sarra 
were voted as the most musical members of our class, and we hope that 
tonight they will renew those memories with a few musical selections. 

Our class babies, Phyllis Lowry and Hacker Whitty, who were only 
sixteen when they graduated, are now twenty-one; whereas Eleanor Mor- 
rell and Sandy Whidden, the oldest members of our graduating class, are 
now twenty-four. 

Mary Johnson and Jackie Graham were all "dolled-up" as usual, for 
as you know they were voted the best dressed of our class. Olive Griffin 
and Joe Hailett come in second for that title. 

We wonder if Arthur Sweetman and Ruth Hiltz are still as sur- 
prising as they were five years ago. We never knew what they were go- 
ing to do next, and even the word surprising doesn't fully describe them. 

It seems good to hear the merry voices of Yvonne Fitzpatrick and 
Dick McLeod. As you remember, they were voted the noisiest members 
of our class. And we do mean noisy. 

Ruth Hiltz (!!!) and Arthur Sweetman were voted as the bashful 
members of our class. However, we think we know them better than 

that, and we would say , well, we'd just say, get to know them as 

well as we do. 

Will anyone ever forget the Senior Class Banquet? We had to place 
Rosa Dardano and Jimmy Burgun at one end of the table and Rose Murphy 
and Bud Miiligan at the other end, since they are the best-mannered mem- 
bers of our class, as for the others, well . 

Although Dorothy Guerrin and Dick Morrison were voted as the 
most conceited members of our class, we're sure by this time that every- 
one's opinion has changed, because if everyone really knew Dot and Dick 
they couldn't possibly say they were conceited. 

We know Esther Adams and Alfie Crowd are having a wonderful 
time tonight, since as the joUiest of the class, they have always succeeded 
in keeping us all in high spirits. Gloria Pozzo was voted as our class 
flirt, and we wonder what a difference of five years has made. Our class 
shiek is none other than Hinky Kelly. 

Betty Shannon and Sis Galligan as the cutest members of our class, 
are still holding their titles. 

June Sawyer and Dick Morrison hold the honor of being the most 
efficient members of the Statistics Troupe. 

Mary Sheehan and Jackie Graham were voted as the most popular 
members of the class. Kay Sullivan and Hacker Whitty came in second 
for the title. 

Our four years of high school would certainly have been dull, if we 
didn't have Carolyn Sawyer and Frank Carpenter to keep us in high 
spirits with their witty sayings which have given them the title as being 
the wittiest. 

Joan Pesaturo and Duncan MacKiernan were voted as the quietiest 
members of our class. 

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Hono»-s for being the most athletic went to Kay Sullivan and Hacker 
Whitty with Paith Waterfield and Dick McLeod coming in a close second. 

Usually English has been voted the pet hate of every class, but our 
class has to be different — so English has been unanimously selected as 
the favorite subject of our class. 

Glenn Miller is still the favorite orchestra and in a few minutes 
you will hear their melodious tunes. Of course, the dancing will be led 
by Dot Guerrin, Billy Adams, May Galligan and Tony Ammendolia, the 
dancers of our class. 

1 think we'd better close the Echo of 1940 and listen to what Barbara 
Stanwyck and Mickey Rooney, the class's favorite movie actress and actor, 
have to say. They were only too glad to be present at our reunion! ! ! 
After all, most of the other speakers were as boring as usual, so we're 
glad Mary Sheehan, Hacker Whitty and Duncan MacKiernan, those clever 
people of our class, remembered to bring their 1940 Echo with them. 

Time to go home so soon? 

Well, here's hoping we have another reunion next year, 1946. 

Mary Johnson 
Mary Sheehan 

Class "Will 

In accordance with the wishes of the members of this Class of 1940 
of Canton High School, we give to you now their last desires for the 
disposal of their personal and cherished properties, in a document which 
reads as follows : 

We, the Class of 1940 of Canton High School, being of sound mind 
and memory do make this our last will and testament in the manner fol- 
lowing, this is to say : 

First: To Mr. Anketell, the Cla,ss of '40 extends their great appre- 
ciation for his guidance and understanding during our stay here and also 
wishes him success in all his future activities. 

Second: To the Class of '41 we bequeath our deepest respect for 
Mrs. Dana's Black Mark System and her cheerful cooperation in all the 
activities of the class in the coming year. 

Third: The individual members make the following bequests: 

William Adams' caddying position to Billy Hibbard. 

Esther Adams' red hair to anyone who wants it. 

James Bi-owns' height to Joe Buckley. 

James Burgun's monocle to Donald Cobb. 

Frank Carpenter's nonsensical line to Robert Pesaturo. 

Alfred Crowd's position on traffic to Lawton Dings. 

Rosa Dardano's place on High Honors to Frannie Morrell. 

Yvonne Fitzpatrick's melodious voice to Mabel Stone. 

Ethel Gelpke's way with the alumnae to the incoming f j'eshman girls. 

John Graham's way with the girls to Laurentz Marsters. 

Anthony Ammendolia's ability at rug-cutting to Parker Dodge. 

James Farrell's happy-go-lucky manner to Albert Dardano. 

Marionne Flower's acting ability to next year's Dramatic Club. 

Mary Galligan's fellows in Norwood to her sister Frances; just to 
keep them in the family. 

Dorothy Gibson's shyness to Marion Kaufman. 

Ruth Graham's position at the Strand Theatre to Louise Stuart. 

Thomas Griffin's physique to the Gelpke twins. 

Olive Griffin's fair complexion to Helen Garland. 

Joseph Hallett's calling car-d for Ponkapoag Way to Peanuts Powers. 

Everett Harlfinger's seat at the Old Howard to Milton Falls. 

Natalie Haynes' ability to get out of mud puddles to June Guild. 

Ruth Hiltz's auiet attitude to the incoming freshniea. 

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Mary Johnson's knoM^ledge of swing to Martha Adams. 

Paul Kelleher's Shovel, which was recently received from Anthony 

Pavidis, to Donald Seaman. 
Loren Kelly's ability to get around to Bernard Fallon. 
Madeline Lowry's flirtatious manner to Rita Johnson. 
Duncan MacKiernan's serious manner to Jackie Reardon. 
Dorothy MacDermott's knowledge of night life to Sylvia Lehto. 
Ruth MacDougall's place in Glee Club to Alice Jivelegian. 
Richard Macl^eod's well-combed hair to Louis LaBombard. 
William Milligan's stool at Neponset Valley to Hollis Dings. 
Eleanor Morrell's singing ability to next year's Glee Club. 
Richard Morrison's place as Miss Ahearn's right-hand man to Ermes 


Rose Murphy's famous blush to Esther Anderson. 
Anthony Pavadore's night owl life to Paul Ronayne. 
Carmino Pocaro's ability in cooking class to Charlie Tolias. 
Gloria Pozzo's cury locks to Rosamond Rumrey. 
Dorothy Priluck's widow's peak to Vivian Gilmore. 
Albert Reynold's skill on the golf course to Joe Conlon. 
Anne Rumrev's love of aeroplanes to Elizabeth Dallahan. 
Caroline Sawyer's position in the 5 & 10 to Louise Davenport. 
June Sawyer's surplus height to Doris Tracy. 
Kay Sullivan's jolly nature to Clarissa Shaw. 

John Copley leaves the road to Sharon to no one : he intends to use it. 
Richard Sarra's bone clip to Euro Mazzone. 

Auldice Wilson's knack of handling the sophomore boys to Amy Mann. 

Arthur Sweetman's perfect punch to John Wilson. 

Joan Pesaturo's perfect jitterbugging to Annamae Bailey. 

Dorothy Guerrin's corridor period to Phyllis Jones. 

Eliabzeth Shannon's mischievous ways to Alma laretti. 

Mary Sheehan's helpful manner to Doris Josephson. 

Robert Woodman's way with the chickens to Eddie Estey. 

Jean Strickland's seat on the sidelines to Wanda Pavidijs. 

Joseph Veiga's industriousness to Joe Thompson. 

Marcella Ulman's cheerful smile to anyone who needs it. 

Ruth Waterfield's bowling score to Marjorie Chase. 

Arnold Eardley's charming accent to John Dalton. ; 

Thomas Whitty's football captaincy to Red Jones. 

Eddie Power's roller-skates to Walter Poore. 

Bernard Whidden's knowledge of night life to George Titus. 

Anne Ronayne's happy smile to Virginia McKay. 

Anna McGrath's happy personality to Martha Adams. 

Phyllis Lowiy's talkative ways to Betty Griffin. 

Fourth: To the faculty, we wish to say, "Thank you," for their 
kind and unselfish assistance during our four years at Canton High. 

In Witness whereof the foregoing instrument was signed and sealed 
by the said members of the Cla>ss of '40 and by them published and de- 
clared as and for their last will and testament, and, at their request and 
in their presence, we hereunto affix our signatures as attorneys for said 
class at Canton, Massachuisetts, this sixth day of June, in the year of 
our Lord, nineteen hundred and forty. 

Jean Strickland 
James Brown 



Qlass 'Prophecy 

A hush fell over the talkative, turbulent group as an elderly woman 
rose to speak. Even now, thirty years after the first banquet in 1940, 
she cai-ried herself with the same dignity and bearing of the teacher whose 
gracious manner and wisdom inspired us to climb to the highest rung 
of the ladder of success. Introductions were unnecessaiy, for each and 
every member of the former class of '40 had immediately i-ecognized 
her as Mrs. Dana. i 

"As I gaze around the room," she began, "it isn't difficult to recognize 
you. The years have changed you ; time has given you experience, pa- 
tience, and understanding, but to me you are still the happy-go-lucky 
youth of '40. I think it would be nice to discover what each of you has 
been doing since graduation." She turned to the rather serious-faced 
boy on her left, whose "glamour boy" personality might have won him 
fame as a screen star, if he had not let his intense, profound fascinatioB' 
for history domineer his life and turn him to another road of success. As 
he rose to speak Mrs. Dana threw an electric switch. As each person 
present at the banquet rose at his place, a few flashes of important in- 
cidents in his life passed in review on a screen before us. This new type 
of vision machine was the invention of "Dunk" Mackiernan, the scientist 
of our class, whose life had been spent delving into the mechanisms of all 
kinds of such machines. 

(Now to get back to the fellow who rose to speak.) On to the screen 
came a picture of Harvard College, followed by pictures of the history 
classes. Suddenly a familiar face beamed out and we realized that it was 
"Professor" Brown — Jimmy to us! Aftei- this there was a picture of 
Jimmy — who was still a bachelor — walking with his favorite girl, 
June Sawyer. June, it seems, was working in Mr. Anketell's office in 
place of Miss Ahearn, who had just resigned. 

After Jimmy had finished his speech and sat down, a tall girl stai-ted 
from her chair. For a while we were puzzled as to what the picture on 
the screen meant. It was merely a picture of a masked man on a white 
— ^he victrola on the machine chanted the overture to William 
iell. Then we i-emembered that Rosa Dardano had obtained a job on 
o-l^ 1^, an mdirect manner by singing the Lone Ranger's Chant — 
Hi-O-Sdver ! 

The tall, bashful president of oui- class got up next. Pictures of 
engmeering school and honors won by him, followed by a wedding scene 
with orange blossoms and strains of Lohengrin appeared on the screen. 
A beau tilul girl was marching down the altar to meet Buddy. A closer 
look showed that the girl was the famed artist, whose drawings were in 
throughout the country, Gloria Pozzo. Buddy told us 
that they were very happy together in their modernistic house which he 
had built just recently. 

When one of our ex-football heroes arose to speak, a picture of hun- 
dreds of thousands of pennies and picture of a girl came on. We realized 
that it signified that Harlfinger at last had saved enough money to marry 
his dream-girl ! 

Next followed pictures of airplanes, a crack-up, and a new high school, 
as another girl arose. Anne, it seems, had opened an aviation school. 
One day she had swooped down a little too close to mother earth and had 
clipped ott' a hunk of Canton High. People always claimed it was not an 
accident — but it was a good way of getting a new school — anyhow ! 

Dick Morrison slowly got up from his chair. Pictures of a blue swan 
and three or four girls appeared before us. Dick had opened a new night 
club in Canton "The Blue Swan," with Mary Galligan as bouncer, Olive 
Griffin as hostess, and Madeline Lowry as the flirtatious hat-check girl. 



Esther Adams, Dorothy McDermott, and Shirley Stone worked as chorus 
girls in the floor show. What a bevy of beautiful girls! 

The efficient responsible ex-president of Student Government, Ethel, 
arose. On the screen came pictures of Simmons College, followed by 
those of a dietitian, and finally a home in Hollywood with her illustrious 
actor-husband — William Milligan. 

Next, a pretty blond girl stood up. Immediately a picture of the 
"Toonerville" train flashed on. Someone beside me whispered that after 
Ruth Hiltz had inherited a million dollars she bought the train so she 
could drive it. Everyone in town was talking about the way she drove 
it out from Boston, leaning out the cab window and singing loudly at 
the top of her voice. It seemed that the older generation of Canton dis- 
approved of the way she was acting. 

Eleanor Morrell had been unable to attend our banquet as she was 
tied up with an engagement in Boston. We were told that she, at last, had 
crashed the pearly gates of Metropolitan Opera, and could now be heard 
anytime we had the money or patience to sit and listen to Lohengrin, La 
Traviata or La Tosca, (and to think once we could listen to her free of 
charge ! ) 

"Tony" Ammendolia had also been unable to attend as he was direct- 
ing these operas as musical conductor. He had gone to Boston University 
College of Music and had received such a thorough education he had been 
demanded for the job he now filled. 

A graceful young girl stood up. A picture of dramatic school and 
a gasoline station appeared before us. "Dotty" Guerrin had gone to 
dram.atic school, but had then opened a gasoline station because she made 
more money. Her silvery voice and pleasing personality had increased 
her gas sales immensely. 

Then a picture of a streamlined theater was projected onto the screen. 
Ruth Graham, who had ushered at the former Strand Theater, was now 
owner. She had abolished forever the system that forced grade "B" 
pictures to be played with major productions. 

Rose Murphy and Mary Sheehan now worked there as ushers. They 
looked very neat indeed, going down the aisle in their streamlined gowns, 
as they ushered people merrily to their seats. 

Two people now pushed back their chairs to rise. Yvonne and Dick 
MacLeod, finding that their voices made an excellent team had joined, 
and after a Major Bowes progi-am had obtained a radio iob. Ralph Mas- 
ciarelli and Tony Pavadore worked for them as sound eff'ect men. 

A picture of a kindergai'ten school came next. Marionne Flower had 
opened it with Dorofthy Priluck helping to run it. They both agreed 
that Caroline Saw\'er's twins were the most adorable children they had 
ever seen. 

Natalie Haynes (expert typist and stenographer, thanks to the cap- 
able, cooperative instruction of our C. H. S. teachers) stood up. Pic- 
tures of the Presidential office, and then a wedding scene went onto the 
screen. "Nat" had worked several years as secretary to the President 
of the United States, but finding that two could live as cheaply as one, 
had gaily tripped to the altar in a style unequalled by anyone else. Frank 
made an excellent President — as well as a husband, so Natalie proudly 

Mary Johnson told us that for several years she had been unable 
to decide what to do. Finally, inspired by Mr. Dowson's English IV 
class, she became a teacher — pictures of this were also shown. 

Photographs showed us the new housing development m Ponkapoag, 
and a jolly, well-dressed man ringing doorbells. Hallett had found that 
the only way he could work and be happy was to become a salesman for 
Model t Homes, Inc. 

Rolling rhythm beat out, while pictnrec of a ballroom appeared. 
Billy Adams, whose athletic build had infatuated countless girls of the 

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lower classes in Canton High, now drew in a number of female dance 
aspirants for his new school of dancing. Richard Sarra was in charge 
of the orchestra. 

Paul Keieher, famous baseball and football star, was pitching balls 
for the Green Cardinals, which threatened to revolutionize baseball 
throughout the country. His very dependable, capable manager was none 
other than "Alfi" Crowd, who had found plenty of experience in this 
life at C. H. S. 

That carefree, peppy girl, who could stir up laughter in the dullest 
class arose. Pictures of many books flashed on. Betty Shannon had be- 
come a famous authoress whose books were guaranteed to get you out of 
the gloomiest moods. 

"Penny" had obtained a job as head of the street department, because 
of his past learning in dear old Alma Mater. Habit and sentiment kept, 
him from getting any other kind of job. 

A bachelor's home appeared. Sweetman had opened it because of his 
intense dislike for the opposite sex. His steady boarders were Loren 
Kelley, George Roache, and James Farrell. 

Pictures of a fire and an engine racing toward it come on. Arnold 
Eardley, Tom Griffin, and Copley had taken over the Fire Department. 
The only trouble, Tom told us confidentially, was the domineering super- 
vision of Anna McGrath ; and Joan Pesaturo, who insisted on hanging on 
back and going to every fire, making a general nuisance of herself. 

Whidden arose. Pictures of a new high-powered car came on the 
screen. Whidden had invented it, and if and when traffic became too con- 
gested, it opened its wings and became an airplane. 

Scenes of a beautiful girl in a sarong became visible on the screen. 
As we studied it carefully we saw it resembled Ruth Waterfield. Ruth 
had grown her curly locks, donned a sarong, and was now giving Dotty 
Lamour some pretty stiff competition. 

Novr, views of a wide, ranging ranch appeared with horses, cow- 
boys, and all the trimmings. Our friend, Carmino Porcaro, had developed 
a liking for riding in high school and, as a result, bought the ranch. Mar- 
cella told me frankly that she didn't share her husband's liking for rid- 
ing. She always seemed to spend more time off the horse than on. 

Pictures of a drug store came next. Behind the counter were two 
exceptionally pretty girls. One was Anna Ronayne — the other. Dot 
Gibson. Their super-specialty was slinging sodas to each other as they 
prepared them. The manager, Joe Veiga, didn't seem to mind as long 
as they didn't mess the place up, at least that's what he had told the girls. 

Surgery scenes with two girls dressed in white appeared. Auldice 
and Kay were in the middle of a very delicate operation. Auldice and 
Kay told us that only once did they leave a pair of scissors inside a patient. 

Another seat was empty. Ruth MacDougall had been unable to attend 
because Junior had been ill, and she didn't want to risk it. 

Views of Woodman's chicken farm were shown next. Woodman still 
played his harmonica to put his chickens to sleep nights. 

Suddenly a cloud of white dust appeared as a picture. We couldn't 
see what it was — and then Sweetman's head appeared. He was now em- 
ployed as black-board eraser's boy. He gave them such a vigorous clap- 
ping that I personally felt sure he'd wear them out. 

Jack Graham's life was swiftly reviewed on the screen. Athletic 
awards, cups, and blue ribbons, followed by his marriage to a very adorable 
girl whom he had met at Canton — or rather, Ponkapoag — were parts 
of his life. 

For several years, the machine showed, Jean Strickland went around 
with a dark, good-looking fellow whom she later married. Soon after 
she was divorced, her husband insisting that she threw /the bread she 
made at him. It was so hard, he argued, that it put him in the hospital 
for weeks. 



And last but not least, Burg-un, my secretary, and I had traveled in 
Eupore for many years. Our gift to mankind was our successful assas- 
sination of Hitler and Goering; and our escape from the firing squad was 
due only to the quickness of Anne and her super-special airplane! 

P. Lowry, '40. 
J. Burgun, '40 

• - - Qlass "history 

One bright September morning eighty-three new Freshmen, eager, ex- 
pectant, but rather timid, entered the portals of Canton High School, facing 
the brand new experience of new friends, new knowledge, and a new life. 

After organization in the home rooms, we elected our year's leaders : 
John Howard as President, John Rowe as Vice President, Ethel Gelpke as 
Secretary, and Thomas Whitty as Treasurer. Ruth Graham, James Burgun, 
and Ethel Gelpke were elected to represent the class in the Student Council. 
Two new teachers. Miss Kavanaugh and Miss Mahoney, entered school with 
us this year. Many of our numbers were competent and successful members 
of the football team, baseball team, orchestra, and glee club. 

After an uneventful but happy year as Freshmen, we eagerly moved up 
one rung on the class ladder to assume the slightly more important position 
as Sophomores, able now to dictate to the new Freshmen. Results of the 
elections showed Albert Reynolds as our new class President, Rita Toomey 
as Vice President, Olive Griffin as Secretary, and Anthony Ammendolia as 
TreasuT'er; also Richard Sarra and Ethel Gelpke as Student Council repre- 
sentatives. This year saw no class activities but a great participation in 
athletics, many of our classmates stari'ing on the football, track, and gii'ls' 
hockey teams, and being the recipients o± letters at the annual A. A. Ban- 
quet in January. We lost cne teacher this year. Miss Prew, but acquired 
two new ones, Mr. Dowson and Miss Roach. 

September of 1938 saw us fewer in numbers but greater in our newly 
acquired prestige ; we were now upperclassmen and could lord it over all but 
those stately and dignified (?) occupants of Room I. After a two weeks' 
snow storm of nomination papers and ballots, and an exciting new muni- 
cipal type of elections, we found ourselves with the following officers; 
Richard Sarra, President; Thomas Whitty, Vice President; James Burgun, 
Secretary; Ethel Gelpke, Treasurer. Representatives in the Student Gov- 
ernment were Mary Sheehan, Anthony Ammendolia, Everett Harlfinger, 
and Ethel Gelpke. This year was a revelation of new abilities of our class- 
mates. Nearly every member of the class showed his pugilistic ability in 
the Boxing and Wrestling Show in April, his histrionic ability in the Minstrel 
Show in January, or his salesmanship rbility in the Food Sale and the Maga- 
zine Drive. New acting talent was unearthed in the Junior Dramatic Club 
under the direction of Miss Kavanaugh and Miss Lamoureaux, with Marcella 
Ulman as Secretary, and Auldice Wilson as Treasurer. We discovered bud- 
ding track stars in John Graham, Richard Sarra, James Burgun, Everett 
Harlfinger, and Alfred Crowd; the first two were cup winners in the annual 
three-mile road race on April 19, 1939. 

This year Mr. Masterson and Mr. Gibson were added to the teaching 
staff', Miss Canan took over musical direction, and at the time of Miss Kava- 
naugh's departure in the middle of the year. Miss Lamoureux became a new 
meml)er of the faculty. We also greeted Miss Robinson when we lost Miss 
McEnaney to Quincy High School. 

Next was our Junior Prom, scheduled for May 19. Great and am- 
bitious plans were made and completed, but due to unforeseen and un- 
fartunate circumstances, the great event was cancelled. 


Juniors, too, took part in the graduation exercises when Ruth Water- 
field, Caroline Sawyer, June Sawyer, Phyllis Lowry, Mary Galligan, Mary 
Sheehan, Rosa Dardano, Shirley Stone, Ruth Hiltz, and Ethel Gelpke were 
recipients of Pro Merito pins and Anthony Ammedolia, Dorothy Guerrln, 
and Richard Sarra of Debating Society pins. Our class president, Richard 
Sarra, was marshal for the graduating Seniors. 

September, 1939, and we reached the ultimate ambition of our high 
school career: to be Seniors. Now we have attained our last and final goal 
of this experience: the end of the year and graduation. This Senior year 
has been full of achievements and activities ; it has been a busy year, and 
one of which we shall always have pleasant and fond memories. 

This year's officers were as folloM's: Thomas Whitty, President; Caro- 
line Sawyer, Vice President; Mary Sheehan, Secretary; and James Burgun, 
Treasurer. Seniors on the Student Government were Natalie Haynes, John 
Graham, Everett Harlfinger, Frank Carpenter, and Ethel Gelpke. 

Thomas Whitty was chosen captain of the football team, and Alfred 
Crowd, manager, handled the aff'airs and records of the team. Eight of our 
popular classmates, Olive Griflin, Dorothy Guerrin, Mary Galligan, Ruth 
Graham, Mary Johnson, Mary Sheehan, Ruth Hiltz, and Esther Adams 
were able and vivacious leaders of the cheering section during the season. 
Many Seniors starred in the fall games of football and of girl's field hockey, 
the latter team having Ruth Waterfield as Captain and Jean Strickland as 

Baseball, with "Sparky" Keleher as Captain and Alfred Crowd as 
Manager, golf, track, and ice hockey were other sports of the year enjoying 
fairly successful seasons, many of our boys playing prominent parts on 
each team. The boys' ice hockey team was organized under Alfred Crowd 
as Captain, playing and winning several fast and exciting ganies. 

The Glee Club under the direction of Miss Canan, with Caroline Saw- 
3^er. accompanist for two years, enjoyed a year's M'ork in new music and 
new musical knowledge. 

The annual Minstrel Show, performed a second time by popular de- 
mand was a great success, with Eleanor Morrell, Yvonne Fitzpatrick, Doro- 
thy Guerrin, and Ruth McDougall as singing stars, and Richard MacLeod, 
Ralph Mascierelli, Anthony Pavadore, Everett Harlfinger, Robert Woodman, 
and Richard Sarra as the hilarious end men. The first performance was 
given after the A. A. Banquet in January under the direction of the Associ- 
ation officers, Mary Galligan, President, and Olive Griffin, Secretary. 

Our social debut, our Senior Dance, held on January 19, two food sales, 
the annual Boxing and Wrestling Show, and a benefit movie held in the 
Strand Theatre, were all financial successes, enlarging our treasury greatly 
foi- the class trip. 

The golf team was rolling over the opposition with birdies and pars by 
Albert Reynolds, Captain, James Farrell, John Graham, Lorin Kelly, Wil- 
liam Adams, and James Burgun. 

Doroth}^ Guerrin, another of our able classmates, was chosen a school 
representative of the Junior Red Cross, returning with many helpful sug- 
gestions for the formation of a society in our school. 

One of our most talented girls, Phyllis Lowry was elected Editor-in- 
Chief of the Echo with other Seniors on the staff" : James Burgun, Business 
Manager; Alfred Crowd and Ruth Graham, Athletic reporters; Natalie 
Playnes and Frank Carpenter, Class reporters; and Mary Sheehan, Club 

John Graham was, for the second consecutive year, awarded the High 
School cup in the three-mile road race held on April 19. Other track stars, 
also trophy winners of this race, were James Burgun and Richard Sarra. 

The Senior Dramatic Club had a very successful and enjoyable year, 
its eff'orts being rewarded when the entire Senior Play cast was chosen 
from its numbers. "Leave It To Mother" was presented on April 5, with 



such capable actors and actresses as Dorothy Guerrin, Ruth McDougall, 
William Milligan, Elizabeth Shannon, James Burgun, Marionne Flower, 
Robert Woodman, Anne Rumrey, Anthony Ammedolia, Frank Carpenter, 
Rose Murphy, and Ethel Gelpke taking part. 

On May 19 fifty-six members of the class sailed from Providence on our 
class Trip to New York. We spent two memorable days in New York City 
including one at the fair. The whole trip will remain in our memory as one 
of the most significant events in our school career. 

Here we wish to record the name of one of our classmates, Lauia 
Corey, who left us in our Junior year, on May 19. 

"She went away in beauty's flower. 
Before her life was spent, 
Ere life and love had lived its hour, 
God called her, and she went. 

Yet whispers Faith upon the wind, 
■ No grief to her was given. 

She left our love and went to find - 
.■ .. A greater one in heaven." 

The entire class wishes at this time to extend to Mr. Anketell, Mrs. 
Dana, and all members of the faculty, our sincere thanks and appreciation 
for the helpful guidance and advice during these four happy years at Can- 
ton High School. 

May our education yield us rich dividends in health, happiness, and 
achievement, and may we always find that "Knowledge and ti-uth shall 
light our way." 

Natalie Haynes 
Ethel Gelpke 

French Qlub 

A newly-formed French Club made its appearance on the horizon of 
school activities this year under the supervision of Miss Lamoureux. 

Informal meetings were held in which only French was spoken. Dur- 
ing these meetings we read plays, held discussions, and played French 

The Clul) this year has only about 20 members. They are: Albert 
Dardano, Donald Cobb, Rita Johnson, Louise Davenport, Jean McEnancy, 
Myrtle Gross, Warren Smith, Joe Ronayne, Ralph Briggs, Amy Mann, 
Mary Sheehan, Mary Johnson, Eleanor Duggan, Virginia Hawley, Priscilla 
Brown, Virginia French, Frances Morrell and Wanda Pavides. No officers 
were elected because of the Club's informality. 

L. Davenport, '41. 



1st row: L. Davenport, A. Mann, E. Gelpke, Mrs. Dana, B. Wood, N. Haynes. 

2nd row: J. Graham, F. Carpenter, V. French, P. Chase, L. Capen, A. Dardano, W. Reynolds, E. Harlfinger. 

Student Qovernment 

The Student Government held its annual election in September with 
the following councillors elected: Seniors: J. Graham, F. Carpenter, E. 
Gelpke, E. Harlfinger, N. Haynes. Juniors : A. Mann, A. Dardano, L. Daven- 
port, V. French. Sophomores: L. Capen, B. Wood, W. Reynolds. Freshmen: 
P. Chase, J. Miller. 

Mrs. Dana was appointed faculty advisor and whatever lias been ac- 
complished by the Student Government this year is in large ineasures due 
to her advice and unfailing co-operation. 

The following officers were elected: President, Ethel Gelpke; Vice 
President, Albert Dardano ; Secretary, Barbara Wood ; Treasurer, Natalie 

This year the Student Government has sponsored a Freshman Social 
and a school Christmas party. Tt has sent delegates to both district and 
state conventions of Student Councils. It has discussed the starting of 
Junior Red Cross Club in C. H. S. but as yet nothing further has been done. 

The Student Government wishes to thank both the students and faculty 
for the co-operation they have offered in the enteiprises which it sponsored 
this year. 

Barbai-a Wood, '42. 



... v. PKO MERITO ■ V 

1st row: R. Hiltz. J. Sawyer, Mrs. Dana. M. (ialliijran, M. Sheehan. 

2nd row: R. Waterfield, E. Geli)ke, P. Lowry, C. Sawyer, R. Dardano. S. Stone. 

T^ro oTKlerito 

At Canton High School the Pro Merito Society was established in the 
year 1922. All Juniors and Seniors who received an average of 85 per cent 
or above during their High Course have been awarded Pro Merito pins. 
These pins are given at the high school graduation. Those members of tho 
class of 1940 who received Pro Merito pins in their Junior year are: Ethel 
Gelpke, Phyllis Lowry, Anne Rumrey, Caroline Sawyer, June Sawyer, 
Shirley Stone, and Ruth Waterfield. 

Ruth Waterfield, '40 




Ist row, seated: P. Brown, W. Milligan, D. Guerrin, E. Gelpke, E. Shannon, R. Murphy, R. Woodman, 
A. Rumrey. 

2nd row: M. Flower, M. Lowry, N. Haynes, Y. Fitzpatrick, Mrs. Dana, M. Ulman^ D. Prilucfe li. Sullivan,' 
A. Wilson. 

3rd row: A. Aramendolio, J. Strickland. P. Lowry, F Carpenter, O. Griffin, E. Morrell, J. Burgun. 

Senior ^Dramatic (^luh 

The Senior Dramatic Club, under the competent instruction of Mrs. 
Dana, has had a very successful year. 

The club met once a week throughout the year and enjoyed acting 
out several short plays in preparation for the main event of the year, the 
Senior Play. 

"Leave It To Mother," by Joyce Andrews, was presented on April 5. 
The excellent acting by the cast," Mrs. Kitchen's coaching, and the com- 
bined efforts of the entire faculty helped to make the play a success. The 
cast was as follows : 

Mrs. Louise Prescott, an old-fashioned mother Ethel Gelpke 

Stanley Prescott, her son Robert Woodman 

Coral Prescott, her ambitious daughter Dorothy Guerrin 

Dolly Prescott, her michievous young daughter Betty Shannon 

Mrs. Madge Lawton, who has recently lost her husband Anne Rumrey 

Etta Ford, the Prescott maid Marionne Flower 

Easton Bowers, in love with Coral William Milligan 

Lucius Fowler, who has an eye for business Frank Carpenter 

Edna James, one of Coral's college chums Ruth McDougall 

Roberta Prescott, Stanley's wife Rose Murphy 

Frederick Driscoll, Roberta's uncle Anthony Ammendolia 

Lord Cecil Eunyan (Bunny) , from "dear old England." James Burgun 

Mary Sheehan, '40. 




Ist row. seated: E. Duggan, M. Hill, O Mwrsters, J. Guild, S. Wenesky. M. Kaufman. : 

2nd row: D. Josephaon, H. Garland, M. Vlahogianis, Miss Lamoureux, Miss Saruient, F .Morrell, V. French. 
J. McEnaney. 

3rd row: D. Cobb, A. Dardano, D. Seaman, W. Hibbard. R. Shaughneasy. 

Junior dramatics 

The 1940 Junior Dramatic Club has been very progressive and enter- 
taining- in its work for the past year. Back in September the following' 
otficers were elected: 

Doris Josephson, president; Virginia French, vice-president; William 
Hibbard, treasurer, and your truly, secretary. Eleanor Duggan and Rich- 
ard Shaughnessy were chosen class advisors. 

The first few weeks, members gave skits, plays, poems, and mono- 
logues. Then plans were made for a Christmas Play to be presented at 
the annual Christmas party. Many fine plays were written but Donald 
Cobb's and Marie Hill's seemed to be the favorites. Marie's play was 
chosen to be presented at the Christmas Party. After Christmas with 
the money in our treasury we bought a play, "A Ready Made Family". 
Because of lack of time we did not put this play on as we had hoped. 

Congratulations are extended to Miss Sargent and Miss Lamoureaux, 
our teachers, for their help and patience in preparing us for next year's 
work in Senior Dramatics. 

Frances Morrell, '41. 




1st row: R. McDougall, E. Adams, M. Sheehan. R. Hiltz, M. Galligan, D. Guerrin, S. Coffin. C. Zimmer, 
S. MacDonald. 

2ni row: Mr. Dow.son. E. Marrell. F. Marrell. Y. Fitzpatrick, B. Hiltz. L. Hibbard. B. Wood, S. Kemp, 
J. McEnaney, M. Breto, Mr. Donovan. 

3rd row: R. Morrison, W. Adams, O. Marsters. M. Johnson, C. Sawyer, O. Griffin, R. Graham, D. Cobb, 
D. Anagrnastan. 

4th row: D. Seaman. J. Graham, E. Mazzme. J. Burgun. F. Carpenter, F. Digrirolamo. 
5th row : R. Woodman, W. Poore, R. Kelle. F. Powers. 

(fJtlinstrel S^ow 

Our second annual minstrel show, held on January 11, 1940, was both 
a financial and social success. On January 26 the cast presented the show 
again under the auspices of the Senior Class. The cast was as follows: 
Interlocutor, D. Cobb; End men, R. Sarra, E. Mazzone, R. Woodman, R. 
Masciarelli, F. Digirolamo, and R. MacLeod. The chorus included D. Guer- 
rin, S. Coffin, J. Burgun, M. McDonald, Y. Fitzpatrick, M. Johnson, 0. Griffin, 
M. Galligan, R. Graham, 0. Marsters, E. Adams, M. Sheehan, F. Morrell, 

C. Zimmer, W. Poore, E. Morrell, J. McEnaney, R. Sarra, R. MacDougall, M. 
Bretto, D. Anagnoston, L. Hibbard, B. Hiltz, L. Kelly, W. Adams, J. Graham, 

D. Seaman, B. Wood, S. Kemp, F. Powers, B. Whidden, R. Kelle, F. Carpen- 
ter, P. Santuro, Mr. Donovan, and Mr. Dowson. 

The cast wishes to thank Mr. and Mrs. Donovan for their help in con- 
ducting and making the shov/ a success. 

Oeredel Marsters, '41. 




1st row: A. Wilson, E. Shannon. P. St. Laurent, E. Anderson, A. lavetti, D. Bullock, B. Baldwin, R. 
Hiltz, B. Hiltz. 

2nd row: Miss Canan. L. Stuart, M. Vlahogianis, D. Josephson, M. Hill, E. Duggan, R. McDougall, S. 
Kemp, B, Wood, E. Dallahan. R. Priluck, H. Jones, H. Epiek. M. Bretto, C. Sawyer, 

3rd row: M. Mak-olmson, G. Caron, E. Stoneham. R. Kelle, J. Sturrock, D. Gibson, M. Collins, M. Adams, 
K. Webster, L. Borrows, P. Jones, E. MacDow, M. Flower, D. Priluck, R. Murphy, D. Guerrm, 
P. Ch:ise, N. Clinton, L. Beaulieu. 

4th row: R. Johnson, E. Latimer, C. Adams, F. Caranto, A. Bailey, M. Chase, J. Strickland, M. Johnson, 
M. Sheehan, E. Adams, K. Sullivan, M. Lowry, M. Kelleher, E. Laughlin. 

.'•.th row: J. Falls, E. Morrell, M. Gross. L. Capen. L. Jennison, M. Colsen, C. Shaw, P. Brown, D. 
Beradi, P. Ronayne. 

6th row: J. Burgun, W. MiUigan, R. Woodman, A. Eardley, J. Dalton, E. Cametti, W. Reynolds. 

Qlee Club 

The Glee Club, composed of about seventy members, met every Thurs- 
day morning- during the year. The first part of the year was devoted to the 
singing of folk songs in unison. Later they were sung in two-part and 
three-part harmony. Everyone has worked hard at these meetings to im- 
prove their voice for the beautiful art songs and patriotic pieces to which 
the second half of the year was devoted. 

The Glee Club wishes to express their gratitude to Miss Marietta Canan, 
for her excellent supervision of this group, and for her faith in them. 

M. Colsen. '41 

T H E E- C H 



E. Adams, R. Kelliher, A. Rumrey, C. Sawyer, C. Shaw, P, Brown, M. Colsen, R. Johnson, M. Johnson. 

W. Reynolds, E. Cogliano, S. Sarra, R. Kelle, S. Danos, S. Mackiernan, Miss Canan, M. Toomey, 
E. Verity, E, Murphy. W. Collins, D. Mackiernan. 


This year the orchestra, under the excellent supervision of Miss Canan, 
proved very successful. 

It consisted of twenty players, including piano, drums, clarinets, vio- 
lins, trumpets, trombones and saxophones. 

It has furnished entertainment for the following' events : Movie Queen, 
Community Club, Senior Class Play, Grammar School Graduation and the 
High School Graduation. 

We wish to take the opportunity at this time to thank Miss Canan for 
the excellent work she has done. We also express the wish that next year 
she will have a very successful season. 

Mary Johnson. '40. 




1st i-ow. seated : J. McEnaney, B. Wood, E. Dallahan. R. Johnson. M. Sheehan, S. Wenesky. 
2nd row: F. Morrell, W. Reynolds, J. Ronayne, Mr. Dowson. A. Dardano, D. Cobb, L. Capen. 

IDebatin^ Qlub 

The activities of the Debating- Club of Canton High School, under the 
direction of Mr. Dowson, began just after the Christmas Holidays. The 
following officers were elected: 

President — ^Donald Cobb 
Vice-Pres. — Frances Morrell 
Secretary — Janina Oles 

Shirley Wenesky 
Treasurer — Albert Dardano 

Miss Wenesky was appointed to take Miss Oles' place when she transferred 
to another school. 

The main topic for debate for the year is: "Resolved: That the Govern- 
ment should control the railroads." We have had some very interesting 
practice debates with Norwood and so far have had two decision debates 
with North Attleboro. Canton was awarded one decision and lost the 
other. We have also had an inter-club debate on the question of Socialized 
Medicine. The members of the Debating Club are: D. Cobb, J. Ronayne, 
F. Morrell, J. McEnaney, M. Shechi-n, R. Johnson, L. Capen, B. Wood, A. 
Dardano, R. Sarra, E. Dallahan and W. Reynolds. 

Jean McEnaney, '41. 



1st row. seated: S. Kemp, A. Gibson. B. Hiltz. M. Ulman. R. Waterfield, E. Adams. K. Sullivan, D. 

Josephson, L. Hibbard. D. Bullock, B. Wood. 
2nd row: J. Strickland. E. MacLeod, M. Flanag-an. A. laretti, M. Gavigan, J. Kenefick. M. Gibson, R. 

Rumrey. C. Adams. M. Chase. J. Guild. Miss Lyons. 
3rd row: M. Adams. P. Chase. P. McDonald. L. Stuart, E. Anderson. M. Bretto. P. Hill, M. KelleJier. 

E. Leonard. 

Qirls ^^Hockey 

The Field Hockey season of 1939 started out with a lot of enthusiasm. 
Thirty-six girls turned out for hockey this season, a great many of them 
freshmen. The team tied three games and lost five. 

The Senior girls receiving sweaters were: (Capt.) Ruth Waterfield, 
(Mgr.) Jean Strickland, Esther Adams, Paith Ililtz, Kay Sullivan, Anne 
Rumrey and Marcella Ulman. 

Those receiving large letters were : Doris Josephson, Evelyn MacLeod, 
Marion Gibson, Anna Gibson, Rosamond Rumrey, June Guild, Lydia Hib- 
bard, and Mamie Bretto. Also, nineteen small letters were awarded. 

The following are the scores of the season: 








North Easton 





North Easton 











Ruth Graham, '40. 




1st row, seated: J. Carroll. P. Ronayne, J. Reardon, I. Feldman, C. Seaman, J. Whitty, L. Flanagan J. 

Thompson, C. Finn, F. DiKirolamo. 
2nd row: D, Berardi, F. Kenefick, C. Sherr, J. O'Connor, F. Pavadore, E. Dug-gan, G. Titus, G. Buttrick, 

P. Buckley, W. Reynolds, F. C;u-mino. 
3rd row: W. Adams, M. Falls, D. Seaman, A. Kenefick, E. Cametti, J. Graham, Capt. T. Whitty, P. Keleher, 

J. Brown, R. Jones, R. Masciarelli, P. Cohen. 
4th row: Manager A. Crowd, E. Powers, A. Gomes, W. Gallant, A. Phelopoulus, T. Griffin, W. Poore, G. 

Roache, S. Chajnowski, J. Kelleher, H. Dintis, L. Kelle, Coach W. Donovan. 


The 1939 football season opened with forty-eight reporting for duty 
to Coach Donovan. The first game was played against North Attleboro 
which was a tie game. Canton lost eight regulars and this lack of ex- 
perience and material put the '39 squad in a bad place. 

In the final game of the season we lost to our Thanksgiving Day 
rivals, Stoughton High School. It was played on a muddy field but the 
boys put up a good battle. Canton had two victories, Mansfield and North 
Easton. We lost six out of nine games. 

Sv^eaters were awarded to the following seniors: Captain Whitty, 
J. Brown, W. Adams, E. Harlfinger, R. MacLeod, A. Pavadore, P. Kele- 
her, J. Graham, A. Crowd. 

Canton i) Abington 

North Attleboro 

Milton 13 


Franklin 6 

Needham 19 

Canton 14 

North Easton 




Canton 6 

Canton 2 


The following men were awarded letters at the A. A. 
Banquet: A. Phelopolous, J. Kelleher, C. Tolias, R. Jones, A. Kenefic, 
P. Cohen, D. Seaman, J. Falls, E. Cametti, W. Poore. M. Curtis, E. Powers, 
W. Gallant. 

Robert Jones was elected Captain of the 1940 football team. 

A. Crowd. 



Qolj ^eam 

The Canton High School Golf Team is composed of the following play- 
ers: A. Reynolds (Capt.), W. Adams, J. Burgun, J. Farrell, J. Graham, L. 
Kelley, A. Kenefic, J. Gibney. 

We had our first match scheduled for April 22, against Norwood, but 
due to a late snowstorm, we could not play. We opened the season on April 
29 agamst Weymouth, on the Blue Hill course, and won 9-0. Our next 
match. May 2, was with Walpole High. Canton lost, 61/2-2^/2. As the Echo 
goes to press, the golf season is well under way, but our'chances of winning 
the trophy for the Norfolk County League are smaller. Needham seems to 
be the outstanding team in the league. 

The 1940 schedule follows: 

Score Score 

Date Team Can. 0pp. Date Team Can. 0pp. 

April 22 Norwood at Canton Postponed May 13 Walpole at Canton ^Vz 3V2 

April 29 Weymouth at Canton 9 May 20 Needham at Canton 1 1 

May 2 Canton at Walpole 2^/2 61/2 May 27 Canton at N. Quincy 3 6 

May 6 N. Quincy at Canton 4% 4% May 28 Canton at Norwood 

May 10 Canton at Weymouth 9 .June 4 Canton at Needham 

At this time we wish to thank the Blue Hill Country Club for allowing 
the team to use its beautiful, as well as difficult, course for our home matches. 
We also wish to thank Miss Leary and Mr. Anketell for their help and 
supervision of the golf team throughout the season. 

A. Reynolds, '40. 




Lett to riwht: L. Dins.i, S. ShauKhneh;iy. W. Smith, W. Hibbui-d, D. Seamyn, E. Gierke. 


To date the tennis team, composed of William Hibbard, Warren Smith, 
Donald Seaman, Edward Gierke, has played but one match. In this, Nor- 
wood High School was defeated by the score of 4 to 1. Two other matches 
were postponed because of rain. Four more matches are scheduled to be 
played with Norwood, Wrentham, and Sharon. Lawton Dings has served 
as manager and Mr. Dowson as coach. 

Lawton Dings, '41 




1st row: W. Poore, J. Brown, T. Griffin, P. Keleher, capt, M. Curtis, E. Farwell. 

2nd row: C. Sherr, T. Whitty, J. Graham, J. Queennan, A. Reynolds, G. Titus, Coach W. Donovan. 

3rd row: A. Crowd, R. MacLeod, I. Feldman, D. Berardi. 


After the April vacation, twenty-five boys reported to Coach Donovan 
for the 1940 baseball season. The team was not very successful in its first 
three games, losing to Mansfield, Stoughton, and Randolph, but these 
games were close and Canton could just as easily have won them. From 
all appearances, the team should vv'in its share of games before the season 
ends. The results thus far: 

Mansfield 5 Canton 4 

Stoughton 8 Canton 7 

Randolph 13 Canton 8 
Remainder of Schedule 
May 14 Randolph at Canton 
May 17 Canton at Franklin 
May 21 No. Easton at Canton 
May 23 Canton at Stoughton 
May 28 Canton at No. Easton 
May 31 Canton at Mansfield 

The lineup is as follows: 

MacLeod, C; Reynolds, P; Titus, IB; Farwell, 2B; Capt. Keleher, SS; 
Whitty, 3B ; Curtis, LF ; Queenan, CF ; Poore, RF. 

Thomas Whitty, '40. 




1st row: R. Sweeney, J. (iraham. W. Adams, F. Sweeney. 

ind row : R. Sai-ra, R. Mayee. R. Jenkins, Coach R. Gibson, J. Burgun. I). Seaman. 


On September 25, 1940, a gi'oup of ten candidates reported to Coach 
Robert Gilxson. Richard Sarra was elected captain and Joseph Magee was 
elected manager. This being- the first year cross-country was organized at 
Canton High, the boys did very well in running and they won one and lost 
but four. They competed with Braintree, Rockland, Weymouth, Brockton, 
and Milton. The team of seven was sent to the Massachusetts Scholastic 
Cross-Country Run which took place at the William E. Nickerson Field at 
Weston. Canton surprised everyone by finishing loth place, out of 25 
schools participating. The prospects for next year look very good. 

The follovv'ing have received letters : R. Sarra, J. Graham, J. Burgun, R. 
Jenkins, R. Sweeney, F. Sweeney, J. Magee, and D. Seaman. 

R. Sarra, '40. 




1st row: W. Adams, J. Graham, F. Sweeney, R. Sarra, R. Sweeney, D. Valday, J. Burgun. 
2nd row: W. Hibbard. C. Keefe, Coach R. Gibson, D. Seaman, H. Coffin. 
3rd row: R. Magee. W. Poore, R. Jenkins, T. Whitty. 


The Canton Iligli School track team opened its first meet with Abing- 
ton High School. The final score being: 

Abington 51 Canton 17 

Since then Canton has had two local meets with Walpole and Attleboro, 
losing both because of the superior track teams of these schools. Other 
meets are: 

May 16 Hingham 

May 25 Weymouth 

June 1 Brockton 

In the April 19th Road Race, J. Graham and J. Burgun received awards 
for the high school entries. 

J. Graham, '40. 

Edmund Adams 
Catherine T. Adams 
Martha A. Adams 
Elvera D. Archambault 
Louise D. Archambault 
Annamae Baily 
Donato Berardi 
Lucille Borrows 
Ralph Briggs 
Priscilla Brown 
William M. Buckley 
Ermes Cametti 
Frances A. Caranto 
Marjory M. Chase 
Donald B. Cobb 
Robert S. Coffin 
Marion E. Colsen 
Joseph Conlon 
Elizabeth Dana 
Albert Dardano 
Louise Davenport 
Eleanor Duggan 
James M. Falls 
Leonard B, Farv/ell 

Class of 194 1 

Carmino Franco 
Theresa Franco 
Virginia E. French 
Helen Garland 
Anna Gibson 
Vivian Gilmore 
Antone Gomes 
Myrtle Gross 
June Guild 
William Hibbard 
Marie L. Hill 
Edward J. Jenkins 
Lilian Jennison 
Alice V. Jivelegian 
Rita J. Johnson 
Robert R. Jones 
Doris Josephson 
Marion Kaufman 
Robert Kelle 
James J. Kelleher 
Albert Kenefic 
Frank Kenefic 
Sylvia B. Lehto 
Ernost Mackness 

Amy E. Mann 
Laurentz Marsters 
Oerdel Marsters 
Jean McEnaney 
Frances Morrell 
Mary A. O'Connor 
Wanda Pavides 
Angelo Phelopolous 
Laurence Poirier 
Edward Powers 
John Queenan 
Joseph Ronayne 
Rosamond Rumrey 
Donald Seaman 
Richard Shaughnessy 
Clarissa Shaw 
Warren Smith 
Mabel Stone 
Charles Tolias 
Mai-garet Toomey 
Mary Vlahogianis 
Kathleen Webster 
Frederick White 
Shirley Wenesky 
John Wilson 




"7 ' 

Daniel Anagiioston 
Barbara Baldwin 
Richard Batchelder 
Geraldine Bowser 
Margaret Brennan 
Mamie Bretto 
Paul Buckley 
George Buttrick 
Lois Capen 
Gianina Caron 
Stanley Choknowski 
Nancy Clinton 
Annette Coffin 
Paul Cohen 
William Collins 
Mary Collins 
Chester Cook 
Merrill Curtis 
Elizabeth Dallahan 
John Dalton 
Joseph Danahy 
Sylvia Danos 
Priscilla Drew 
Hollis Dings 
William Dromey 
Francis Digirolamo 
Lawton Dings 
Parker Dodge 
Edwin Donahue 
Edwai-d Duggan 
Helen Epeck 

Class of ig42 

Edward Estey 
Bernard Fallon 
Leo Flannagan 
James Flynn 
Frances Galligan 
Mary Gavigan 
Thelma Gibney 
Robert Gelpke 
Roy Gelpke 
Marion Gibson 
Donald Grover 
Lvdia Hibbard 
Pauline Hill 
Barbara Hiltz 
Russell Jenkins 
Helen Jones 
Charles Keefe 
Ruth Kelle 
Mildred Kelleher 
Shirley Kemp 
Robert Kelleher 
Joyce Kenefic 
Edward Kessler 
Louis LaBombard 
Estelle Latimer 
Robert Leggee 
Elizabeth Leonard 
Richard Lonergan 
Charles McCarthy 
Virginia McKay 
Marjorie Malcolmson 

Evelyn MacLeod 
Euro Mazzone 
Eleanor Murphy 
John O'Connor 
John Olsen 
Felix Pasquarosa 
Robert Pesaturo 
Walter Poore 
Ruth Priluck 
Charles Queenan 
William Reynolds 
Salvatore Romanelli 
Paul Ronayne 
Sydney Sarra 
Hilda Schmieder 
Charles Sherr 
Arthur Smith 
Elizabeth Stoneham 
Larra Sumner 
Francis Sweeney 
Robert Sweeney 
Robert Terrio 
Joseph Thompson 
Teresa Thomson 
Doris Tracy 
David Valday 
Joseph White 
Barbara Wood 
Helen Yeomans 

Esther Anderson 
Phyllis Archambault 
Lucy Beaulieu 
George Bertiletti 
Aldo Borroni 
Joseph Buckley 
Doris Bullock 
Donald Caddigan 
Robert Connor 
Joseph Caponio 
Patricia Chase 
Edward Clerke 
Edward Cogliano 
Russell Colsen 
Wesley Copley 
Charles Correia 
Robert Dardano 
Stanley Davis 
Mary Digirolamo 
Philip Fama 
Richard Farrow 
Irving Feldman 
Charles Finn 
Mae Flanagan 
Robert Fralick 
John Gibney 
Marion Goldberg 
Edward Gomme 

Class of 1943 

Janet Grafton 
June Graham 
Beatrice Griffin 
Howard Hanson 
Alfred Hays 
Warren Holmes 
Wesley Holmes 
Alma laretti 
Anita Ivoskus 
Evelyn Johnson 
Phyllis Jones 
Ralph Latimer 
Eleanor Laughlin 
Benjamin Lentell 
John Leonard 
Leon Levine 
Margaret MacDonald 
Mary MacDow 
Malcolm Mackiernan 
Stuart Mackiernan 
Joseph Magee 
Nathaniel Martin 
John Masciarelli 
Mary McDermott 
Mildred McDermott 
Mary McDonald 
Geraldine McSorley 
John Miller 

Marilyn Miller 
Dorothy Mitcheroney 
Agnes Murphy 
Philip Pavadore 
Wesley Philbrick 
Allen Pineo 
Jean Poirier 
Anna Poj-caro 
Francis Powers 
Ruth Queenan 
John Reardon 
Charles Reekstin 
Calvin Seaman 
Aspasia Sfougaris 
Theresa Sheehan 
Dorothy Stoddard 
Arthur Stone 
Phyllis St. Laurent 
Louise Stuart 
Janet Stur-rock 
Vera Sweetman 
George Titus 
Thelma Travostino 
Ethel Verity 
Joseph Wells 
Chester W entworth 
John Whitty 
Christine Zimmer 

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